to go to and stay with (a person or family) or at (a place) for a short time for reasons of sociability, politeness, business, curiosity, etc.: to visit a friend; to visit clients; to visit Paris.
to stay with as a guest.
to come or go to: to visit a church for prayer.
to go to for the purpose of official inspection or examination: a general visiting his troops.
to come to in order to comfort or aid: to visit the sick.
to come upon; assail; afflict: The plague visited London in 1665.
to cause trouble, suffering, etc., to come to: to visit him with sorrows.
to access, as a website.
to inflict, as punishment, vengeance, etc. (often followed by on or upon).
to make a visit.
to talk or chat casually: to visit on the phone with a friend.
to inflict punishment.
the act of or an instance of visiting: a nice, long visit.
a chat or talk: We had a good visit on the way back from the grocery store.
a call paid to a person, family, etc.
a stay or sojourn as a guest.
an official inspection or examination.
the act of an officer of a belligerent nation in boarding a vessel in order to ascertain the nature of its cargo, its nationality, etc.: the right of visit and search.
- in·ter·vis·it, verb (used without object)
- non·vis·it·ing, adjective
- pre·vis·it, noun, verb
- re·vis·it, verb, noun
- un·vis·it·ed, adjective
- un·vis·it·ing, adjective
- visit , visitation
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How to use visit in a sentence
For me at least, the singer and the songs on Blonde on Blonde and Highway 61 Revisited are indivisible.
Overall, Ryan made one visit a month over the past year and revisited a handful to continue the dialogue.
This year, the artist revisited Nomads for a public art project with More Art called Residents of New York.
These are themes and designers that will then be revisited endlessly by curators.Judith Clark on Cecil Beaton’s Revolutionary Fashion Exhibit | Liza Foreman | March 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Supreme Court sets that viability and it probably will be revisited.How Wendy Davis Became America’s Conscience on Abortion | Keli Goff | February 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And if Gwynne had not revisited San Francisco he had a very accurate idea of its present conditions.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
If I revisited the glimpses of the moon 386 on your side of the ocean, I should know comparatively few of them.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25) | Robert Louis Stevenson
Hope once more revisited our despairing hearts, and seemed to inspire us with renewed strength and animation.
He revisited California in the fall of the next year, a trip on which we saw him for the last time.The Letters of Ambrose Bierce | Ambrose Bierce
These dancing lessons took place in the hall at Randell's, and Michael revisited his old school with a new confidence.Sinister Street, vol. 1 | Compton Mackenzie
British Dictionary definitions for visit
to go or come to see (a person, place, etc)
to stay with (someone) as a guest
to go or come to (an institution, place, etc) for the purpose of inspecting or examining
(tr) (of a disease, disaster, etc) to assail; afflict
(tr; foll by upon or on) to inflict (punishment, etc): the judge visited his full anger upon the defendant
(tr usually foll by with) archaic to afflict or plague (with punishment, etc)
(often foll by with) US and Canadian informal to chat or converse (with someone)
the act or an instance of visiting
a stay as a guest
a professional or official call
a formal call for the purpose of inspection or examination
international law the right of an officer of a belligerent state to stop and search neutral ships in war to verify their nationality and ascertain whether they carry contraband: the right of visit and search
US and Canadian informal a friendly talk or chat
- visitable, adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Other Idioms and Phrases with visit
see pay a call (visit).
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